MIAMI (CBSMiami) – After coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, U.S. Senator Rick Scott spent the weekend in self-quarantine.
“After arriving in Florida last night, I came into contact with someone who subsequently tested positive for COVID,” Scott said in a Twitter post on Saturday. “I was tested this morning and the result was negative. I have no symptoms, but out of an abundance of caution, I will be immediately quarantining.”
As of Monday morning, Scott had not provided updates on his status. Scott had been in Georgia as the state carries out a recount of the November 3 election and prepares for runoff contests for its two U.S. Senate seats.
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Scott was recently tapped by his GOP colleagues to lead Republican Senate campaign efforts in 2022.
Scott entered a similar self-quarantine in March after having contact in Miami with a member of a Brazilian delegation who tested positive for the coronavirus. As in the current case, Scott reported no symptoms and was back on the Senate floor within 13 days to vote on a federal stimulus package.
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